Which of these numbers spells an English word when written in Roman numerals?
Answer: Roman numerals, the numeric system of ancient Rome, uses combinations of letters from the Latin alphabet to signify values. They are composed of seven Latin letters. They are, in this order, from lowest to highest: I (one), V (five), X (ten), L (fifty), C (one hundred), D (five hundred), and M (one thousand). The number zero does not have its own Roman numeral. In Roman numerals, the number 9 is written as IX, and 1000 as M. Therefore, 1009 in roman numerals is written as 1000 + 9 = M + IX. You then combine the values together to get MIX.